Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Praise for My New Lover

I have a new lover. No, you don't have to worry that my husband is going to visit this blog and heave himself off the nearest high precipice. My new lover is from Chanel and it's a shade of Rouge Allure lipstick.

For ages I have wanted to be one of those people who could wear red lipstick, but all the shades I had found had always looked too orange or just too cheap. As a fair-skinned woman red is quite a statement, so it is really important to get the right shade.

I've tried quite a few shades from some of my favourite cosmetic brands, but haven't been happy with the outcome. I've always known the 'Queen' of the red lipstick is Chanel so I popped past the counter at David Jones on the weekend to see what they had in store. 

After telling her I was looking for a blue-based red (ideal for fair skin and if you want to avoid that orange look) the lovely assistant presented me with a selection of shades to choose from. The ones she tried on me was the Rouge Allure in Lover and it was love at first sight. I've only had this since Saturday and I've already worn it three times. 

So are you a red lipstick aficionado or does the idea of bright red lips make you recoil in horror? We'd love you to share your experiences both good and bad. If you have a shade you love, make sure you share your tip with our readers in the comment field provided below. Don't worry you can be anonymous, so your husband will never know!


  1. I LOVE red lips!! I always make sure i use a lip liner. I have tanned asian skin and I use Ruby Woo from MAC in the matte lipsticks.

  2. Thanks Jana. Definitely important to have lip liner with a red lip or the edges can bleed leaving you with a not so attractive look!